|Forum topic by jkaras||posted 05-26-2014 09:16 PM||904 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-26-2014 09:16 PM
I am new to finishing wood with shellac. I have a hardwood object that has lots of large sweeping curves. I have applied about 5 brush coats of shellac using an abrasive pad between layers to keep the brush marks topped off. After the last layer I used a 01 steel wool to take down the brush marks. Then a 0000 steel wool to smooth those marks down, followed by a light gray (ultra-fine) 7448 scotch-brite abrasive pad to smooth that out. Finally, I used a white non-abrasive pad to finish it out. It looked stunning and satin, but it looked even better when I took a turtle wax brand auto polish to the surface and polished it out on a sample.
Since then I went for it on the final piece. There are a few matte patches here and there that just don’t want to polish out. I am worried that I possibly worked it below the 5 layers of shellac. Is there any other cause for this or have I removed all of the shellac in those spots?
If so what can I do to fix this?
Thank you in advance!